Obituaries

Thu
28
Apr

Wayne W. Verhein

Wayne W. Verhein, 82, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away on Friday evening, April 15, 2016, at Crossroads Care Center in Weyauwega.

A time to remember and celebrate the life of Wayne Verhein will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. until noon at Mickelson Funeral Service. Shawano AMVETS Post 10 will perform full military honors at the funeral home at noon. Inurnment will take place at Lake Drive Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the Verhein family is accepting memorial donations.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
28
Apr

Frieda R. Yaeger

Frieda R. Yaeger, 90, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully early on Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, at Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Thu
28
Apr

Edie Amundsen-Weasler

Edie Amundsen-Weasler, 69, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at her home, with her loving family by her side.

Edie earned a degree in law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as an ADA in Wausau and Appleton, and taught criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Edie is survived by her husband, David, of Shawano; one sister, Susan (Samuel), of Longmont, Colorado; one daughter, Noelle (Michael) Aspnes, of Minneapolis; one son, Todd (Amy) DeLaine, of Minneapolis,; two grandchildren, Madeline DeLaine and Harrison DeLaine; three stepsons, Darron (Alison) Weasler, of St. Charles, Illinois, Damon Weasler, of Blanchardville, and Dru Weasler, of Madison; four stepgrandchildren, Ella, Jackson and Ruby Weasler, and Tristan Weasler.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Kathy (Rick), of Nacogdoches, Texas.

No services have been planned at this time.

Wed
27
Apr

Marjorie A. Ainsworth

Marjorie Ann (Ready) Ainsworth, 76, passed away from ovarian cancer on April 21, 2016, at her home while surrounded by her family.

Marjorie was born on Sept. 17, 1939, to the late Edwin and Margaret (Schmidt) Ready. She lived on the family farm in the town of Herman and attended the one-room Hohn Grade School. After graduating from Gresham High School in 1957, she worked at Badger Breeders (Genex) until her marriage on Sept. 30, 1961, to John H. Ainsworth. After marriage she worked part time for Consolidated Badger, Palmer’s Bakery and Hardees Restaurant.

Wed
27
Apr

William B. Miller

William Breutzman Miller, 58, of Gresham, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

William was born in Keshena on Oct. 16, 1957, to the late Merton Miller and Jane (Little) Legakis.

Willie worked in road construction for many years and was recently employed as a mechanic at Pine Hills Golf Course. He was a caring and giving person who was always willing to lend a hand to help his friends and family. In his free time, he enjoyed being in the outdoors, golfing, bowling and watching NASCAR. He always had a smile on his face.

Wed
27
Apr

Ralph E. Nelson

Ralph E. Nelson, 74, of the town of Larrabee, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville, with his family by his side. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting his family.

Wed
27
Apr

Rosemary E. Bonifay

Rosemary E. Bonifay, 87, of Wauwautosa, formerly of Clintonville, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Wellspring of Milwaukee. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

Wed
27
Apr

Jay A. Rusch

Jay A. Rusch, 48, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 22, 2016, at his home in Shawano.

Jay was born April 27, 1967, in Shawano, a son of Dennis and Rita (Doran) Rusch. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Shawano High School, graduating in 1985. Following school, he was employed at Carver Yachts in Pulaski for over 17 years. He was currently employed at Woodport Doors in Shawano as a machine operator.

Jay was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and kayaking. He also enjoyed collecting unique outdoor items as well as wood carving. He was always up for spending time with his family and a good bonfire. He was a skilled harmonica player.

Mon
25
Apr

Myrtle S. Bork

Myrtle S. Bork, 72, of the town of Pella, Shawano County, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at her home.

The former Myrtle Sharon Bierman was born on Nov. 3, 1943, in Shawano to Charles and Leovana (Baker) Bierman. She was united in marriage on Jan. 29, 1959, to Garret P. Bork in Shawano. The couple lived in the Tilleda area for close to 18 years and in the early 1980s settled in the town of Pella.

Myrtle worked at Weber Veneer & Plywood Co. in Shawano for 11 years. Then she was employed for 23 years at the Shawano Paper Mill – Little Rapids. She retired in 2005.

Myrtle was an excellent cook and liked to entertain for large family gatherings. She also liked working in her flower gardens, and enjoyed going to the casino and creating beautiful ceramic gifts.

Myrtle will be remembered most for her love and happiness of family and friends. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Fri
22
Apr

Jody W. Smith

Jody W. Smith, “The Pipemaker,” 63, of Antigo, passed away on April 21, 2016, in Birnamwood.

Jody was born on July 10, 1952, in Wausau, the son of Betty Lou (Wesco) Hafemann and the late Wilson Smith. After high school, he served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.

Jody was united in marriage to Colleen Lynn Briggs on Feb. 26, 1972, in Eland. She preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2013. He worked as a police officer for Keshena, Shawano and Stockbridge, and enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and wood carving.

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